Hey guys and gals! I spent a lot of time reading some of the stickies, and while they give a lot of good information, I couldnt find anything to point me in the right direction as to WHAT I need to buy to have myself setup to maintain my polished pieces.
Alright, first off here is a picture of my engine bay from last season, it is a combination 60/40 of chromed steel and polished aluminum:
Here are the items that are polished aluminum: alternator, motor mounts, throttle body, supercharger casing.
Now, over the winter some of these items started to oxidize and accumulate some pitting: here is the blower casing which is the worst of it ( from my readings, it seems like the cast aluminum used for these superchargers was a poor quality, hence the pitting after being polished)
So, here are my questions:
What type of buffing setup do I need to keep the original polish look? Will a cordless electric drill do the trick or will a faster RPM stand alone motor need to be purchased?
What buff wheels / compounds should I use? As I said they were just polished professionally last year and they need “freshening”. I plan on maintaining the shine for years to come also.